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X-Men: Children of the Atom is a 2D fighting game and the first Capcom title to use licensed characters from the Marvel comic universe. It has six main characters and four of their enemies that are playable. The X-Men are Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Psylocke, Storm and Wolverine. The villains are Omega Red, Sentinel, Silver Samurai and Spiral. The two main bosses are Juggernaut and Magneto, and Akuma is available as a secret character.

Fighting is done one-on-one with a traditional best-two-out-of-three match setup, with automatic or manual blocking. Similar to the Super Combo gauge in Super Street Fighter II Turbo there is an X-Power gauge of different levels, filled up when the player performs moves. When it is maxed out an X-Ability or Hyper X special move can be performed. Other general features are the abilities to super jump, roll away and aiming projectiles.


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X-Men: Children of the Atom Magazine Advertisement p. 39

Alternate Titles

  • "エックス・メン チルドレン・オブ・ジ・アトム" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Jan, 1996 97 out of 100 97
Mean Machines Feb, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Mean Machines Apr, 1996 94 out of 100 94
High Voltage Online Sep 13, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 B+ 83
Video Games Jan, 1996 83 out of 100 83
GameFan Magazine Mar, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Defunct Games May 09, 2004 75 out of 100 75


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Included as a secret character is Akuma, one of the baddies of the Street Fighter series. (an omen of the future Marvel/Capcom crossover games?)

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Kartanym (12780) added X-Men: Children of the Atom (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 25, 2002
Other platforms contributed by 666gonzo666 (61722), Kartanym (12780) and Satoshi Kunsai (2085)